If you are on 0.19.4 or later you do not need to uninstall these modules. Just install the later versions in your user directory and restart Node-RED. It will use the version from your user directory in preference to those globally installed.
Is there an option to use the palette manager (to add the newer version node in the user dir) instead of adding it via the cmd prompt?
I have answered this lots of times recently.
In 0.19.4 you can manually install in your user directory and NR will ignore the globally installed version
In 0.20 you will be able to do the upgrade straight from the palette manager - and it will so the local install for you.